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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Chesterton say about the story of Good Friday?
(a) It is too often read symbolically.
(b) It is why Rome was created.
(c) The best things in the world are at their worst.
(d) It is a day of demons and paganism.

2. What does Chesterton say was the reaction of the populace to the rising Christian movement?
(a) Fear.
(b) Jealousy.
(c) Despair.
(d) Hate.

3. What two important elements from the past did the arrival of Christ unite, according to Chesterton?
(a) God and man.
(b) Religion and exclusion.
(c) Faith and morality.
(d) The beliefs of the shepherds and the philosophers.

4. In Part II, Chapter VI, what state does Chesterton say the church is currently in?
(a) Steadfast and consistent.
(b) In another great decline, but about to rebound.
(c) Flourishing unhindered.
(d) Growing weaker with each passing generation.

5. What does Chesterton say is the one great startling statement uttered by man since he was able to make statements?
(a) That he is unique.
(b) God was all powerful.
(c) The the world had a creator.
(d) That the creator of the world visited his world in person.

6. Who does Chesterton label as the most inspirational character from the story of the fall of Troy?
(a) Hector.
(b) Achilles.
(c) Paris.
(d) Helen.

7. What does Chesterton say is strong roots for humanity?
(a) History.
(b) Having foes to keep us united.
(c) Religious meeting places.
(d) Links to our agrarian past.

8. Which of the following does Chesterton say is an important element in the Christian faith?
(a) Rebirth.
(b) The duality of heaven and hell.
(c) The master suffering instead of his servants.
(d) The concept of a single life on earth.

9. What practice does Chesterton say that Christ started by his teachings?
(a) Subservience to an all powerful God.
(b) The exaltation of childhood.
(c) The mixing of religion and revolution.
(d) All of these.

10. What accepted social practice common in Christ's time does Chesterton use to exemplify how his teachings are not bound to them?
(a) Suicide.
(b) Infanticide.
(c) Slavery.
(d) Polygamy.

11. From what does Chesterton's friend say the spire of a village church is originated?
(a) The peak of a mountain.
(b) An attempt to reach closer to God.
(c) Pointing to the heavens.
(d) Phallic worship of antiquity.

12. How does Chesterton describe Asia?
(a) Fortuitous.
(b) Heartless.
(c) Changeless.
(d) Hollow.

13. How is the creed of Jesus like a key, according to Chesterton?
(a) It is essential to keep its form.
(b) All of these.
(c) It is a thing with a pattern.
(d) It appears as an abstract, arbitrary shape.

14. What does Chesterton say Europe would look like if it had continued in paganism?
(a) Asia.
(b) The dark ages.
(c) Amoral.
(d) Barbarous.

15. To the Romans, who were used to hearing about so many different sects and religions, what does Chesterton say was different when they heard about Christ?
(a) The way in which it was said.
(b) They were ready for violence.
(c) In their souls they knew it was true.
(d) There was no hope left.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Chesterton characterize the wanderings of Jesus?

2. What does Chesterton determine is unique about Christ in comparison with the founders of the other major religions?

3. What does Chesterton insist is a common error?

4. Which of the following is imagery that Chesterton says is important from the Christmas story?

5. What format does Chesterton present his closing statements in?

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